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Get to Know Your Flower Types

written by Thalia March 9, 2017
Flower Type Breakdown - FiftyFlowers

Before diving into the flowers you will need to make your wedding bouquet consider this: what type of bouquet shape do you want? If you’re are not sure check out our Flower Bouquet Shapes and Styles blog post for inspiration. After you decide on the look and style, you can then focus on the types of flowers you will need to make your once in a lifetime flower accessory. To make any arrangement you will need a focal, filler, and line flowers with greenery that will blend naturally.

FOCAL – The focal flower typically is the most costly, largest and has one bloom per stem. When you look at an arrangement it is the flower(s) that draws your eye. Examples of focal flowers are:

FiftyFlowers - Flower Type Breakdown

{Products: David Austin Garden Rose Ausgameson, Burgundy Berry Dahlia, White Calla Lily, Peach Gerber Daisy, White with Dark Center Anemone}


FILLERS – Fillers are exactly what the name implies, they are a cluster or multi bloom type flowers, which fill in the gaps of an arrangement. Examples of filler flowers are:

FiftyFlowers - Flower Type Breakdown

{Products: Wax Flower, Baby’s Breath, Hypericum Berries, Spray Roses, Solidago}


GREENERY – Puts the finishing touch on your flower arrangement. Greens not only give the proper enhancement to your final arrangement as well as fill in gaps, but most importantly they can give the needed structural support to your arrangement. Examples of greenery are:

FiftyFlowers - Flower Type Breakdown

{Products: Tree Fern, Salal, Lily Grass, Seeded Eucalyptus, Leather Leaf}


LINE – is a tall flower with multiple blooms per stem. Line flowers define the shape of an arrangement and of course can add height. Examples of line flowers are:

FiftyFlowers - Flower Type Breakdown

{Products: Stock, Lark Spur, Bells of Ireland, Orchids, Snapdragons


This romantic cascading bouquet showcases all of the elements I listed above! Here’s what I’d suggest to recreate this look: White Designer Lisianthus Flowers, Veronica Flower Light Pink, Creamy Pink Astilbe Flower, Scabiosa Pods, Silver Dollar Eucalyptus, and Fresh Cut Rose Blushing Bride.


FiftyFlowers - Flower Type Breakdown


Love this bouquet? Check out all of our Bouquet Breakdowns on the blog and our Pinterest board! If you’ve found an arrangement that you need broken down to try and recreate yourself, just leave a comment with a link to the image and we will do our best to offer some suggestions!


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Alex Jack January 16, 2018 at 4:29 am

Superb!! Very helpful blog post. Choosing the right flowers for different occasions can be challenging. You may wonder, “What kind should I get? What color should I buy?” There are many factors which need to consider before making your flower selection.

Bhushan Jagtap November 18, 2017 at 12:45 am

Nice !! Very helpful blog. If any one want anytype of flower in bulk quantity for any occassion then you can contact with prospect flowers.

Melissa May 24, 2017 at 12:52 pm

This post was one of the most helpful things I’ve read, and the picture with it was even better!! It makes it easier to pick apart the bouquet photos on Pinterest and figure out what I want/how to order for my own 🙂 Thanks!!

Simran Ahuja April 26, 2017 at 6:49 am

Extremely Amazing…! Some of this were not seen by me. was glad that i read your blog so i came to know. Superb!!!

Thalia May 4, 2017 at 4:27 pm

Hi Simran, we’re glad you enjoyed this post! Please let us know if you have any questions.


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